Lunch Ideas

The synagogue where we rent space is meat-free and the Schoolhouse is nut-free. Here are some lunch ideas from our creative and resourceful parents.

  • tuna fish
  • smoked salmon
  • smoked tofu - pre-cooked packages at Trader Joe’s (TJ’s)
  • veggie dogs/corn dogs
  • cheese sandwiches, cheese slices
  • cheese tortellini/mac ‘n cheese
  • egg salad, hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs
  • gyoza - frozen bags at TJ’s
  • lentils - pre-cooked packages at TJ’s in refrigerator section
  • rice and beans
  • corn tortillas with refried beans and/or cheese
  • yogurt
  • Tofurky sandwiches and roll-ups 
  • edamame
  • hummus and carrots
  • crackers and cheese
  • yogurt (in a thermos) with a container of granola
  • rice, beans, and cheese in thermos
  • milk (in a thermos) with a container of dry cereal
  • bean and cheese burritos
  • yogurt or applesauce in a silicone “squeezer”
  • homemade granola bars
  • seaweed
  • hot oatmeal (thermos)
  • hot pasta (thermos)
  • tuna salad sandwich
  • rice cakes
  • sunbutter and jelly sandwich
  • dried fruit
  • bagel with cream cheese
  • just about any kind of fruit!
  • hot soup - minestrone, miso with tofu, split pea (thermos)
  • hot sweet potato (thermos)
  • cold pizza
  • leftover Chinese food (chow mein)
  • veggie fried rice in thermos
  • rice and avocado (can also make veggie sushi)
  • spanakopita
  • homemade granola chunks
  • pumpkin seed butter
  • kale chips
  • fresh dates stuffed with seed butter
  • orzo/quinoa/couscous salad - all kinds of add-ins - goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, olives, feta
  • avocado - all by itself or with cheese on bread
  • rice and egg pancakes - mix egg and rice and fry up like a pancake
  • fried rice with beg and egg in thermos
  • tamale in thermos
  • quesadilla with bean and cheese.
  • potatoes - slice leftover baked pots and sauté then slice and put in thermos
  • salmon jerky
  • rice balls (or triangles or squares...) with anything or nothing inside, can be rolled in seaweed, sesame seeds, salt, etc.
  • stuffed grape leaves (in a can or container from Dimitri's (Noriega Produce at 45th and Noriega)
  • leftover fruit smoothie with protein powder
  • roasted root veggies and/or roasted broccoli with maple syrup glaze
  • sweet potato fries made with lots of sea salt and butter
  • pasta with nut free pesto from Dimitri's (Noriega Produce at 45th and Noriega)